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MHS inducts Miyagi into Hall of Honor

Pinion Staff

April 27, 2018


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Since 1986, McKinley High School has acknowledged alumni who have made a difference in the community. On Jan. 26, Major General Vern Miyagi was inducted into this distinguished group. Introducing him, student activities coordinator April Nakamura said, “Mr. Miyagi, you’ve always put people...

McKinley wins medals at the OBDA Solo & Ensemble

Thompson Wong, reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Showcase

All McKinley High School band participants in the Oahu Band Directors Association’s Solo and Ensemble Festival were awarded medals for their outstanding performance on Jan. 21. The islandwide festival is held annually for all high school students to perform a selected solo or group piece in front...

JROTC hosts blood drive

JROTC hosts blood drive

Anela Chavez, editor-in-chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

McKinley High School hosted a blood drive in November. The last blood drive to take place at MHS was in 2015. This year’s drive goal was to collect 80 pints, and they collected 87 pints. On the first day of the drive, only 32 pints were collected. Some students were turned away because they did not...

McKinley lunch gets makeover

McKinley lunch gets makeover

Thompson Wong, reporter

October 4, 2017


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The students of McKinley High School have noticed a change in the school’s breakfast and lunch menus. “Every lunch in general tastes better and looks better,” senior Daniel Le said. “I like the strawberries, and the watermelon.” Returning students are not the only ones noticing the chang...

W Building finally under construction

W Building finally under construction

Mai Villalon, reporter

September 28, 2017


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After all the other buildings on McKinley High School’s campus, W Building is finally undergoing renovations. W Building is the oldest building on the MHS campus. “The W Building was chosen to be the last building to be constructed,” Principal Ron Okamura said. “It’s the last building on ...

Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Tigers kick off another year with spirit

Pinion Staff, reporters

August 22, 2017


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McKinley High School held its annual Welcome Back Assembly on Aug. 11. Principal Ron Okamura opened the assembly as usual with a speech for the entire student body and another for the senior class. Then, the band and Color Guard members Michael Bice, Desselyn Pagdilao, Tiffany Huynh and Keysha Liwag led...

Class of 2017 plans ahead

Class of 2017 plans ahead

Lacey Hayashi, reporter

May 8, 2017


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The McKinley High School Class of 2017 is approaching graduation day. The commencement ceremony will be held at 5:00 p.m. on May 21st. A minimum 24 credits must be met by 8:05 a.m. on May 12, 2017 in order to participate. “I know wherever I go, I must try to think positive and love who surrou...

20/20 Time in, Tiger Time out

20/20 Time in, Tiger Time out

Jaycee Paat, reporter

May 7, 2017


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Starting next school year, McKinley High School’s Tiger Time and DEAR will be replaced by a program called 20/20. It will consist of 20 minutes of reading and 20 minutes of doing homework. Committee member Matthew Johnson said the change started with the Tiger Time committee and was then v...

Student officers newly elected

Student officers newly elected

Alexandria Buchanan, assistant editor

May 6, 2017


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The school year is coming to an end, and as we move on we can remember all of the memories we made this year. From the welcome back assembly and homecoming, to more recent events like prom, the fun times we had this year will be remembered for a very long time. To ensure we can continue e...

Scholastic book fair held at MHS

Scholastic book fair held at MHS

Aidan Sakaio, reporter

May 6, 2017


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The Book Club hosted a scholastic book fair in the library during April. There were many books and items to choose from. They were able to sell over $300 worth of merchandise. Sophomore Andrew Kalani-Velles went to the book fair and purchased two items, a Shonen Jump magazine, and ‘Last D...

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